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Melkus RS 1000

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Melkus RS 1000
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aka "The Saxon Flounder"
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Melkus RS 1000 was a sports car from Melkus. It was a sleek sports car powered by a tuned mid-mounted Wartburg 3-cylinder 2-stroke engine from the Wartburg 353. Most of the cars used the 992 cc version giving a top speed of 165 km/h, but some of the later cars had the 1200 cc version. The race version of the 992 cc engine fitted with a sports carburettor produced 66 kW (88 hp) and a top speed of 210 km/h (130 mph). It had gullwing doors. 101 cars were made between 1969 and 1979 in the Dresden factory.

The chassis was a traditional ladder frame with a roll bar integrated into the windscreen frame and behind the driver. The body was in fibreglass.

In time for the 50 year jubilee a limited series of 15 RS 1000 will be made. <ref name="NewRS1000"> Template:Citation/core{{#if:|}}</ref> The first sportscar of this series was presented on November 26,2006. An updated version, the "Melkus RS 2000", is planned for 2008.

An open roadster called Melkus PT 73 Spyder was built using the RS 1000 chassis, but only as a single prototype.

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